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BS in CS Program Educational Objectives and Outcomes

Accreditation: The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program at the University of Kentucky is accredited by the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission. For more information on ABET visit www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives: "Program Educational Objectives" are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve within a few years of graduation.

Graduates will be equipped to succeed in their chosen career path. Specifically, within 3–5 years after graduation:

  • Those employed in industry or entrepreneurial endeavors will demonstrate professional advancement through expanded leadership responsibility, significant technical accomplishment or other recognition of their contributions
  • Those who continue their formal education will achieve an advanced degree or other technical certification

Graduates will appreciate the preparation received in the program as it relates to their chosen careers, to their role as educated citizens in a global society and to continued learning.

Student Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is designed to enable students to achieve the following by the time they graduate:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.